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Guzmania monostachya

one-spiked guzmania

An epiphytic bromeliad with evergreen rosettes of strap-shaped yellow-green leaves surround a central stem to 40cm, bearing a spike of white flowers with bright red bracts and green and black striped basal bracts

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow
Summer Blue Green Red White Green Yellow
Autumn Green Yellow
Winter Green Yellow
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
Botanical details
Family
Bromeliaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Guzmania are stemless evergreen perennials forming a rosette of leathery strap-shaped leaves, with spikes of tubular white or yellow flowers and showy bracts, in summer

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Can be grown under glass in epiphytic bromeliad compost in bright filtered light or epiphytically on artificial tree branches. When in growth mist daily with soft water in the early morning and keep barely moist (no misting) in winter

Propagation

Propagate by seed at 27°C or remove offsets in mid spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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